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07-14-2010, 07:16 PM
I got my first plant yesterday. Apparently the SD's won't eat it and so far haven't. I forget what it's called though. I'll try to post a pic soon. It has long, thin, tall leaves. It doesn't have a stem. I'm new to plants so here's a question: How do you prune these plants? When you vacuum the tank, do you just go around all your plants?

little hawaii
07-14-2010, 07:21 PM
When you plant it remove all the dead or ugly leaves, trim the roots to 1/2 or so anfd plant it. It sounds like a sagittarius to me. I believe I spelt that wrong though. Then as it grows remove the old and dieing leaves when you clean.

07-14-2010, 07:23 PM
I planted it yesterday but I may get a second soon. Clip it with scissors?

07-14-2010, 07:26 PM
Could be a val too. Planting would be the same as described above.

07-14-2010, 07:41 PM
Oops. I just put the roots and pot under the gravel. That's what it is! A Jungle Val. Can't figure out how to post pics.....

07-14-2010, 07:56 PM
Heres the pics. New ten gallon pic too.

07-14-2010, 08:54 PM
Do I use scissors to clip it? If so, would I just use normal scissors or is there a special kind?

07-14-2010, 10:46 PM
Any sharp scissor is fine.

07-15-2010, 02:56 AM
For gravel vaccuming, I don't go in too deep until I get several inches from the base of the plant.

07-15-2010, 03:18 AM
Love the tanks pics~!thumbs2:

07-15-2010, 04:43 AM
Love the tanks pics~!thumbs2:

Thanks. The SD's weren't supposed to eat this plant. They started. The pics were from this morning. This afternoon I found chewed leaves. So I took the plant out, clipped it and put it in the 10 gallon for now. The plant is about half the size now as it was in the pics.

07-15-2010, 05:38 AM
Can I make the 10 gallon a planted tank? It will mainly be for QTing fish before I add the fish into the 80 gallon. I will keep a fish or two in the 10 gallon to keep it going though. I also want it to look good.

07-15-2010, 05:20 PM
I'm probably gonna say good bye to my pictus cats today. Too aggressive for the tank. I'll probably get a spotted raphael.